Accession Number:

AD0775019

Title:

Hydraulic Ram Studies.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

Hydraulic ram concerns catastrophic failure of liquid filled tanks impacted by high speed projectiles. It is divided into four phases entryshock, pressure field, cavity, and free surface. The entry wall phase was investigated in detail. A formula to predict energy losses of a bullet penetrating an aluminum plate is presented, and experimental data were obtained and compared. A fiber optic transducer wad designed to measure generated pressures in the shock and cavity phases. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Ballistics
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE